Studium Theologicum Salesianum
Salesian Pontifical University : Faculty of Theology - Jerusalem Campus
 

STUDY TRIP TO JORDAN
from Amman Through Kerak to Petra (Day 3)

 
 


31 March, 2016 Petra, Jordan
By: Clement Htun Yan Naing, SDB

At 7:30 a.m. the STS students left from Amman to Kerak (Karak), a city in Jordan known for its Crusader castle, the Kerak Castle. They reached the Castle around 8:30 a.m. and explored it for an hour together helped by the explanation of the guide.

Next, the students proceeded to Petra, where they had lunch before entering the city. After lunch, the students experienced Petra, which in Greek means ‘cleft in the rock’: it is one of the “Seven Wonders of the World” and was the capital of the Nabateans. The history of Petra dates back to the 13th century BC; after the 13th Century AD, Petra was lost to time and was not rediscovered until 1812.

The Students explored Petra, a red-rose city half as old as time, for at least about four hours. After this precious time in Petra, it was time for the group to go to the Petra Panorama Hotel in Wadi Moussa.  After celebrating Mass, the dinner followed and then the students said good night to one another in anticipation of another wonderful day.
 
 
 
 
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